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NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre (Manitoba)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 53.70% of the vote.

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Spoke in the House on Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act Mr. Speaker, I should say at the outset that I intend to split my time with the member for Ottawa Centre. I am glad to be ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise to present a petition signed by literally tens of thousands of Canadians who call upon the House of Commons ...

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am proud to present a petition signed by literally tens of thousands of Canadians who call upon Parliament to take note that asbestos ...

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted No on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted No on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted Yes on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted No on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition signed by literally tens of thousands of Canadians who draw upon the House of Commons and Parliament ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca 'Poor Michael Sona': NDP Pat Martin still paying off robocalls defamation suit OTTAWA – When Michael Sona is sentenced next month for his role in the robocalls election fraud case, it's possible no one on Parliament Hill will be paying closer attention than Pat Martin. After all, the NDP MP for Winnipeg Centre paid the price for his ...

Spoke in the House on Ceremonial Guard Mr. Speaker, the man standing next to Corporal Nathan Cirillo at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was his best and closest friend, fellow reservist Corporal ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise again to present yet another petition signed by literally tens of thousands of Canadians who call upon Parliament and ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, the whole country is very proud of our national microbiology lab in Winnipeg, most recently because of the role that it is playing in ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Thank you, Mr. Speaker, for this opportunity to introduce a petition signed by literally tens of thousands of Canadians, who call upon Parliament and the House ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) NDP MP says Tories, Libs going after NDP mailings to influence Ontario election ... NDP MP Pat Martin, pictured in this file photo, told The Hill Times that he thinks the Conservatives and Liberals are going after the NDP's mailings and office space now in an effort to influence the Ontario election. By TIM NAUMETZ | Published: Wednesday ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) NDP MP says Tories, Libs going after NDP mailings to influence Ontario election ... NDP MP Pat Martin, pictured in this file photo, told The Hill Times that he thinks the Conservatives and Liberals are going after the NDP's mailings and office space now in an effort to influence the Ontario election. By TIM NAUMETZ | Published: Wednesday ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Programs and Activities of the Canadian General Standards Board Thank you. Mr. Gray, your last comment answered my first question in that there seemed to be a bit of a contradiction in the opening remarks. ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Supplementary Estimates (A) 2014-15: Vote 1a under TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT No, and it isn't fair to put you on the spot either, Bill. You're sent in here to explain and to defend a lot of this ...

Mentioned by NorthumberlandView.ca Martin lambastes Conservative inaction on ATI With Parliamentarians set to vote on a bill to strengthen Canada's Access to Information Act, NDP MP Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre) is urging Conservatives to remember the commitments to openness and transparency they made to Canadians when they first ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca (blog) MPs to debate NDP motion on warrantless disclosure requests When the Chamber reopens for business this morning, the first order of business on the agenda will be New Democrat MP Pat Martin's private members' bid to expand the Access to Information Act to give the commissioner the power to order the release of ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices Maybe I can help Jay answer some of the questions with some statistics. The open data index is put together by independent data experts around the ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you very much, Mr. Pineau and Mr. Mallett. As tempted as I am to build right off from Mr. Mallett's ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Study on the Government's Open Data Practices, Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Madame Doucet. That was a helpful presentation, I think, because I'm not sure there's a clear understanding amongst MPs, and ...

Mentioned by Toronto Sun WTF?! When high profile people drop the F-bomb Pat Martin, Manitoba MP. Pat Martin lit up twitter in Nov. 2011 when he sent out this tweet after the Conservative government ended debate on a bill to implement last spring's federal budget. @PatMartinMP. This is a f***ing disgrace...closure again. And on the ...

Spoke at the Government Operations committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Vote 1 under CANADA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE, Vote ... Thank you, Minister, for being here with us today. I think you'll agree, as our committee feels, it's very important that the minister come to speak ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business As a fellow chair, I would like clarification on the reasoning of Mr. Lukiwski. He seems to have a lot to say about the rules of ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business On the same point of order—Mr. Lukiwski opened the door here—there's an inexorable link between the merits of the bill and the importance that Canadians have ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-567 An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (transparency and duty to document)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-392 An Act to provide for the establishment of national standards for labour market training, apprenticeship and certification

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-391 An Act to amend the Currency Act and the Royal Canadian Mint Act (calling in of the cent)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-390 An Act to amend the Pest Control Products Act (prohibition of the use of chemical pesticides for certain purposes)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-303 An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (trans fatty acids)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-302 An Act respecting Louis Riel

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-301 An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (open government)